Tails 5.0 Linux users warned against using it "for sensitive information"

Started by Corrine, May 25, 2022, 05:45:54 PM

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Via Bleeping Computer at Tails 5.0 Linux users warned against using it "for sensitive information":

QuoteTails developers have warned users to stop using the portable Debian-based Linux distro until the next release if they're entering or accessing sensitive information using the bundled Tor Browser application.

Tails (short for The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Linux distro focused on protecting the users' anonymity (e.g., activists and journalists) and helping them circumvent censorship by forcing all connections to and from the Internet through the Tor network.

"We recommend that you stop using Tails until the release of 5.1 (May 31) if you use Tor Browser for sensitive information (passwords, private messages, personal information, etc.)," the Tails developers warned.

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this is extremely concerning, and potentially devastating, for a distro who's sole "raison d'etre" is internet privacy & anonymity.  that trust is now broken.  can it be re-established?  if so, how?